01 September 2013

Happy Labour Day To American and Canadian Friends!

Labour Day...
Celebrate with family and friends!  

This popular holiday (judging from the traffic on this tiny island!) has as I understand its origins in the labour union movement. The eight hour day movement spells simply: eight hours of work, eight hours of recreation and eight hours for rest for one and all! But it was not easy to realize...

According to history, the idea of celebrating Labor Day in the United States came from Matthew Maguire, a machinist from Paterson, N. J., who wanted to recognize those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

No picnic or parade for us but on the menu for our family...

Quiche Lorraine!

(Source HERE)

Wishing each of you a great Holiday weekend!


  1. How funny, I was just reading another blog, featuring Quiche Lorraine! I am definitely in the mood for quiche now!
    Wishing you a very Happy Labour Day! I love the family pic at the beginning of the post. It looks like the perfect day.

  2. Just the kind of family I would have wished for Tracey!
    All the best,

  3. I always wondered how Labor Day started, Noelle. I learned something today, thank you.

    To answer your question about the sandwiches: When Nel makes cucumber sandwiches, she just spreads a little mayonaise on sour dough, adds cucumbers, pepperjack cheese, and alfalfa sprouts. Sounds good, doesn't it? I'll have to try it myself.

    Have a peaceful Sunday.


  4. Lovely Sheri, thanks for sharing! Ex-RAF hubby prefers his, buttered with thinly sliced cucumbers! The mayo and the sprouts sounds just perfect to me!
    May you also have a peacedul Sunday Friend!


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